Golf is Like Life

In Golf you have to stay in the moment. If you think about the last shot (yesterday) or the next shot (tomorrow) you lose your intention and focus from the only thing you have any control of, the current shot (today). You also miss out on what's happening "in the now" because you are worrying about the past or the future.

Even if you are competing or playing with others, it always comes down to just you and your own game. Ultimately you can't compare yourself to others or try to play their game, it doesn't work. Find your own best game, and playing it the best you can.

In golf, always practice honesty and integrity. It is easy to cheat at golf, lots of people do it; but to what end? To have a lower score? It is a false accounting of who you are and how well you are doing. How are you going to know that you are really improving and getting better at the game(life) if you aren't being honest about where you have come from, where you are right now, and where you want to be? The temptation to cheat so others have a higher view of you is quite hard to resist sometimes. But again, what they think of you and your game, ultimately matters very little.

Appreciate your world, no matter how bad the circumstances are. If you can learn to look around you when you are playing golf and see how beautiful your surroundings are, or how much you enjoy being with the people you are with, no matter HOW badly your golf game is, you can learn to do that in the rest of your life.

Things will always change. If you are playing horrible golf today, it may be better tomorrow. If you focus on how badly you are playing, it only gets worse. Take it in stride, don't take it personally and don't give up, it'll get better.

Golf teaches character. You can tell a lot about a man or woman by how they act when they are playing really bad golf. Do they take it in stride and continue to strive to get better, or do they swear and throw clubs and blame the ball or the club or the foursome in front of them for making them wait?

It's only a game. While your golfing, practice not taking life so seriously. There's a tee time, 18 holes, (more if your lucky:-) and a final score.

Next time you play, ask yourself: Did you show up on time? Did you enjoy and do the best you could while playing? Appreciate the time out on the course. You won't regret it when it's over!

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